Jul 25, 2010 8:30am PDT
. >> schieffer: abigail thernstrom, president bush appointed you to the u.s. civil rights commission. you said that all of this thing about the black panthers was small potatoes. why did you say that? >> in the first place, you had two unappealing black guys-- unappealing because, you know, the new black panther party is unappealing. it's a racist party and so forth. they showed up at one largely black precinct in philadelphia. and they stand around and won is slapping a billy club against his wrist. one, there is... we have no direct evidence that they actually intimidated anybody, stopped them from voting. two, we certainly have no direct evidence that anybody in the justice department said, "we're not going to prosecute this case because we have racial double standards. we protect blacks, we don't protect whites." my view-- if anyone bothered to read my rather lengthy dissent on this issue-- was that there are more important voting rights issues to talk about. >> schieffer: in fact, sources... i mean, officials in both the white house and the justice department deny totally the allegations.
Jul 4, 2010 10:30am EDT
at commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan this weekend but he's not the only vip who spent july 4 in the region. vice president biden made a surprise holiday visit to the troops in iraq where he ran into some top members of the senate armed services committee. we'll talk to one of them, south carolina senator lindsey graham from afghan stan as he gets an update on the war that's not going so well. will that july 2011 gate for the start of withdrawal of u.s. forces really stick? and then we'll turn to the politics of the war. from elena kagan's supreme court confirmation hearing, this week's bad news on the economy and the latest on the battle over immigration with peter baker of the "new york times" and ann corn blut of the "washington post" and jan crawford. first the war in afghanistan on face the nation. captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. now substituting for bob schieffer, cbs news political analyst john dickerson. >> good morning and welcome to face the nation. senator lindsey graham is with us from kabul,
Jul 18, 2010 8:30am PDT
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Jul 11, 2010 10:30am EDT
in an appropriate way. >> some children, because they were born here, would be u.s. citizens. >> right. to the extent they had choices to make and old enough to make them, they made their decisions and gone back with their parents. >> bob: let's turn to the other big story of the week. you filed suit to ask a judge to overturn arizona's new immigration law. it has put republicans in a rage. here's what senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said. he said suing the people of arizona for what the federal government has failed to do will not help secure our borders. senators kyl and mccain said attorney general holder speaks to the federal government's responsibility to enforce immigration law. what are people of arizona to do when the federal government fails its responsibilities? why did you file this lawsuit? >> i understand first off the frustration of the people of arizona. the concerns that they have with regard to the amount of illegal immigration that occurs. the solution that the arizona legislature came up with is inconsistent with our federal constitution. it's the responsibi